Thursday, March 25, 2010

Booking through Breaks

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Do you take breaks while reading a book? Or read it straight through? (And, by breaks, I don’t mean sleeping, eating and going to work; I mean putting it aside for a time while you read something else.)

It depends on the book. Sometimes I can't put it down. At others, I need to let it go and read something else. Mostly I read poetry for those moments. Some books tend to be so heavy, one needs a break from it. There are instances when I have read a book at two stretches. But them I am always reading more than two books at any given point of time and that helps. Romance novels work good for those in between reads for a heavy book.

14 comments:

Short Poems said...

What a beautifully written post :)

Marinela

Veens said...

Me too..same to same :)

jlshall said...

I'm usually reading more than one book at a time, too. When I want something light to fill in, I generally pull out a cozy mystery - but romance novels work, too.

Kat said...

Good point. I really would depend on the book as well. :)

Here's mine.

Nise' said...

Once I get a good start I stay with it to the end.

Missy B. said...

Wonderful idea with the poetry! My mind can only hold so much information at a time, so I don't try to read two books at once, or set one aside for awhile. Usually if I have to put one aside, it is because it isn't holding my interest.

Lori said...

One book at a time, and a straight sitting, that's me. Here's mine.

fredamans said...

I am the same as you, it depends on the book.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/booking-through-break.html

bermudaonion said...

I usually just read it straight through, but have set a book aside from time to time.

pussreboots said...

I have taken a break from three books. You can see what they are here.

beastmomma said...

Using poetry as a break is a great idea! Here is my response:
http://beastmomma.squarespace.com/from-shelf-to-hand/2010/3/25/booking-through-thursday-break.html

Booksnyc said...

I am not good about reading more than one book at a time so I don't tend to take breaks. But I will break between books - read something lighter when I have just finished something heavier.

Bryan R. Terry said...

I try not to read more than one book at a time, but being in school and being in an English Masters program makes it hard to stick to that rule, you know?

My BTT is HERE

Yvonne said...

Good point, it really does depend on what I'm reading.